Charlottenburg Palace – New WingOutstanding, Elegant and Prestigious

After beginning his reign in 1740, Frederick the Great had Sanssouci Palace built in Potsdam and also expanded Charlottenburg’s Old Palace with the addition of the New Wing. The highlights of this self-contained palace structure, which was nearly destroyed in World War II and subsequently largely reconstructed, are its grand festival halls. The White Hall and the opulent Golden Gallery are among the most beautiful Rococo creations in Europe.

In addition to the grand halls, two separately situated apartments were created for the artistic king. One of the largest collections of 18th century French painting outside France can be seen in these interiors, including masterpieces by Antoine Watteau.

Similarly, Frederick the Great’s nephew and successor, King Frederick William II, had a summer apartment in the New Wing designed in the Chinese and Etruscan styles, as well as winter chambers in an early Neoclassical style. From 1788–91, he had the palace ensemble along the Large Orangery completed with the construction of an independent Theater Building designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans.

His son and daughter-in-law, Frederick William III and the celebrated Luise, also used the New Wing as a preferred summer residence. The queen resided in the winter chambers of her father-in-law, located on the upper floor to the west. Karl Friedrich Schinkel created her elegant bedchamber, a fine example of Prussian furniture design, in 1810. A superlative royal art collection from the early 19th century that includes major works of French painting is presented in the former apartment of Frederick William III on the ground floor.

The heyday of Berlin sculpture is brought to life in a presentation of Neoclassical and Romantic sculptures displayed in the vestibule of the New Wing.

Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing [Neuer Flügel]
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

April to October
Monday
closed
Tuesday  - Sunday:
10.00 AM — 05.30 PM
Works meeting (16.10.2024)
closed
November to March
Monday
closed
Tuesday  - Sunday:
10.00 AM — 04.30 PM
Christmas Eve (24.12.2024)
closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2024)
closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2024)
10.00 AM — 04.30 PM
New Year's Eve (31.12.2024)
10.00 AM — 02.00 PM
New Year's Day (01.01.2025)
11.00 AM — 04.30 PM

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

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Single Ticket New Wing
12 €, reduced 8 €
Single Ticket Old Palace
12 €, reduced 8 €
charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day.

On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

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19 €, reduced 14 €
charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

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25 €
Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Information on free admission and concessions

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Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Phone: 030.3 20 91-0
SPSG | Visitor Information
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
Closed Mondays

Visitor Centre New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
Closed Tuedays
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
You can leave smaller baggage items at the coat check free of charge.

The "SANSSOUCI" app is your portal and digital guide through the palaces and parks and is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

The following language versions are available for Charlottenburg Palace:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

We recommend downloading the app from home before your visit.

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